20 - 24 October 2021

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22 October National Opera and Ballet, 20:00 NOB, 20:00

YORDAN KOSTOV ENSEMBLE

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YORDAN KOSTOV accordion, toy piano, taishogoto, direction

YAPING WANG yangqin

KLIMENT TODOROVSKI violin

ANDREAS GÜNTER tenor saxophone, flute, piano

KIRIL KUZMANOV alto saxophone, flute

SASHKO TEMELKOVSKI bass clarinet

BLAGOJCHE TOMEVSKI bass clarinet

PETAR HRISTOV clarinet, tenor saxophone, lira

ALEKSANDAR NINICH tuba

STEFANA MARKOVIC flute

AGNI AVSHAR vocal

FILIP BUKRSHLIEV electric guitar

ANDREA MIRCHESKA double bass, electric bass

STEFAN KARASTOJANOV double bass

DAMJAN GRUJO drums

DRAGAN TEODOSIEV drums

Yordan Kostov is a Macedonian musician, accordionist, pianist, composer, improviser, arranger and producer. He belongs to the generation of young Macedonian artists who has overcome challenges and fears of conventional creative communication with the global world, creating his own unique expression that persistently defy the forms of commercial music. Mostly free in his musical forms, the avant-garde music of this versatile composer and accordionist, moves within the frames of jazz and world music, at the same time nurturing the influence of the classical middle age masters, and keeping the connection with the Macedonian music including its exotic scales and rhythms. Performing in different formations including “Ensemble Moderna”, “Svirci iz Kavadarci” and “Starowski”, his path has taken a new direction, back in 2013, with his participation and artist residency in a Swiss /Chinese program for initiative in culture and art “Swatch Art Peace Hotel” in Shanghai. This project resulted with two hours of new original music. This is only one part of Yordan Kostov’s nomadic musical adventure that lasts until today, sporadically interrupted by short stays in his native Macedonia. He has been always living and working as a world citizen - providing value to society by using knowledge acquired across cultural contexts, acting like a traveler who is connecting cultures and supporting art. The Yordan Kostov Ensemble’s performance at 40. Skopje Jazz Festival is a live premiere of their new album "Intertwining a Fugue", the latest release of SJF Records.